My passion is helping people grow and discover the power we possess in our thoughts. I employ a very cognitive approach to therapy and wholly believe that as a man “thinketh in his heart, so is he”. I love therapy not just because it is my occupation but because therapy has been instrumental in my own personal growth. Maybe because I have always loved a good story, the process of exploring symbolism and finding meaning or a new perspective is like finding buried treasure. My favorite book growing up was The Boxcar Children. The orphans in the story struggle and scrounge to find things from a dump all while they had a wealthy grandfather out looking for them. This reminds me of God’s heart for us and how we often miss His abundance when we are trying to do things on our own. After a mission trip I several years ago I was inspired to start a ministry to single moms. With the support of my church, Project Abundant now provides housing, mentoring, and a place for single moms to start over. Read more at Project Abundant Life.
In my own life God has restored joy and purpose from pain. I am so honored to hold a space for others to find that as well.
I have found much joy in serving all ages of individuals, and have a special passion in working with the aging population and caregivers. Since I was four years old, I knew I was called to serve others, with a particular desire to share hope and joy with the elderly and their caregivers. Utilizing this passion, I became a Certified Dementia Educator through the Dementia Education and Training Act. Those who are aging offer much wisdom to younger generations and supporting them through the challenges of the aging process is one way I value the strength they possess.
In addition to my passion for providing a strengths-based approach to anyone facing difficult life challenges, I find that supporting other counselors working towards licensure to be a unique way to give back to the counseling field. As a Supervising Counselor, I am able to provide supervision to counselors working towards obtaining Licensed Professional Counselor status.
Through counseling others, my goal is to give and share hope. Hope is a major component in having a life of peace. Hope is attainable, even in your darkest moments. Hope heals.